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Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business Annabelle Bond, OBE, earned the title "fastest woman climber in the world" in 2005 after scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents in just 360 days. At the end of 2003, she began intensive training with a Chilean team 6 months prior to going to Everest. She reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 15th 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. After climbing Mount Everest, Annabelle went on to climb the other six mountains that comprise the Seven Summits, making...

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · 1/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business     The English Wine Collection · 2/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business Steven Spurrier born 5th October 1941, was educated at Rugby School and the London School of Economics. In 1964 he joined the wine trade as a trainee with Christopher and Co (established 1665). In 1970 he moved to Paris and purchased Les Caves de la Madeleine, a small shop in the centre of the city, and in 1973 opened L'Academie du Vin, the first independent wine school in France. As a partner, he...

Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business  Image of Simon taken  in the Directors’ Dining Room at St James’s Street. Image Credit Jamie Coreth (the artist)  Simon Berry joined Berry Bros. & Rudd - representing the seventh generation of his family to do so - in 1977.  He became Marketing Director in 1987, was elected to the Board in 1994, and was appointed Chairman in January 2005. He retired on his 60th Birthday in November 2017. He spent two years working in France for various wine producers before joining the...

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business   Hugh Johnson OBE is the world’s most pre-eminent and prolific writer on wine. Starting out more than fifty years ago as a wine correspondent on Vogue magazine he has progressed through the world of wine, writing, editing and broadcasting giving us some of the most influential information around, including The Story of Wine to his Pocket Wine Book now in its 37th edition. Hugh has also won almost every wine book award  in existence. Along the way he has received numerous medals and awards, been the...

Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Cliff Roberson from Roberson Wine and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business   With a career in wine spanning more than sixty years and still at full throttle Cliff Roberson is a titan in the drinks business. Starting out as a £3 a week assistant at Peter Dominic he has travelled the world developing his knowledge of wine and run several successful wine companies including Buckingham Wine where sales reached 40 million bottles a year and Roberson wine which he is still in charge of. Then, in 2013, fuelled by his sense of adventure,...